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Hacker Public Radio is a podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Our shows are produced by the community and can be on any topic that is "of interest to hackers".

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Nov 10, 2017 Beeza
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Summary: Why netbooks are not necessarily obsolete and how to keep them performing well Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2420 Beeza uses an Acer Aspire One netbook as a media player (principally audio). The audio quality sent from the sound card out through the headphone socket really is excellent, so that when fed into a hi-fi amplifier the final reproduction is every bit as good as audio from a CD player - possibly better. The netbook is over 5 years old. When it was first...
Topics: Netbooks, Raspbian, Distros
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Nov 9, 2017 The Alien Brothers Podcast (ABP)
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Summary: Meet the Alien Brothers: Casper and Rutiger. Two tech junkies that take nothing sacred Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2419 This was an impromptu inaugural episode recorded in Bethany Beach, DE. Casper and Rutiger work in the tech field and enjoy video games and popular media. We discuss the enigma that is the Handmaid's Tale, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, the movie Kids, video games from paperboy to Quake to Fallout 4. We comedically discuss the...
Topics: video games, video cards, first podcast
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Nov 8, 2017 MrX
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Summary: A description of what's in my amateur radio shack Series: HAM radio, QSK Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2418 Eurosonic 12V 35 Amp Power Supply, I couldn't find a picture like my power supply instead I found picture of a similar one. My power supply has a light blue casing and is substantially bigger than this as it can supply 12V at 35 amps....
Topics: Amateur Radio, Ham Radio
Summary: I did a basement clean up and got my old transmeta cpu up and running Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2417 I did the long awaited basement clean up project. lots of old geeky stuff went to the bins and recycle yards :( The Transmeta company made chips around 2000 and made chip x86 ready though a software layer. Since I love almost anything that is not Intel it was a match made in heaven. The best info I found about the FSI 210 was at this site: Fujitsu-Siemens Futro...
Topics: Transmeta Crusoe, Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210, thin client
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Nov 6, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in October 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2416 New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2391 Mon 2017-10-02 HPR Community News for September 2017 HPR Volunteers 2392 Tue 2017-10-03 Weather, Ogg Camp, Server Room, ITO collection JWP 2393 Wed 2017-10-04 PWGen - A password generator Xoke 2394 Thu 2017-10-05 The Lost Episode NYbill...
Topic: Community News
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Nov 3, 2017 Brian in Ohio
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Summary: my journey from analog to digital Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2415 1 Brief introduction 1.1 Myself Hi, I'm Brian in Ohio 1.2 Inspiration for show I heard Shane Shennan on episode 2299 doing a what's in my bag episode where he briefly mentions using a bullet journal. Then I think I heard Ken Fallon wondering about bullet journals on community news for the month with that episode. So I thought a show was in order explaining how I went from using a bullet journal to...
Topics: journal, bullet journal, emacs, org mode
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Nov 2, 2017 MrX
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Summary: A description of what's in my amateur radio shack. Series: HAM radio, QSK Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2414 Standard C510A/C510E, VHF / UHF analogue handset https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2658 https://www.elkoba.com/en/wireless-radio-devices/standard-radio/standard-c-510.html Standard Power Booster. I found it difficult to find information on this item...
Topics: ham radio, amateur radio
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Nov 1, 2017 Bitbox
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Summary: wherein bitbox discovers he is fat, and can no longer find his feet Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2413 This show was created while sitting in my tractor cab (I'm a truck driver), it took less than 10 minutes to record. The slight background noise is my truck getting bounced around by the forklift running in and out of my trailer. The audio was recorded on an 'Olympus VN-1000PC' pocket dictation recorder (purchased at Walmart about 10 or 12 years ago, I think, for...
Topics: health, personal health
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Oct 31, 2017 HPR_AudioBookClub
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Summary: In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub discusses The Call of Cthulhu Series: HPR_AudioBookClub Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2412 SUMMARY In this episode, the HPR_AudioBookClub discusses The Call of Cthulhu. Non-Spoiler Thoughts Pop Culture References Lil' Cthulhu Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Master of Puppets, 1986) Call of Cthulhu (RPG) South Park, 3 ep arc Arkham Horror BEVERAGE REVIEWS As usual, the HPR_AudioBookClub took some time to...
Topics: Review, Audiobook, HPR_AudioBookClub
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Oct 30, 2017 lostnbronx
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Summary: Deepgeek, Klaatu, and Lostnbronx discuss their long-running server co-operative. Series: Information Underground Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2411 Deepgeek, Klaatu, and Lostnbronx discuss their long-running server co-operative, including the triumphs and challenges over the years, personal benefits, and why listeners might want to create such a thing themselves.
Topics: web server, email server, server, co-op, co-operative, gopher, privacy, information underground
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Oct 27, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: OLF 2017, a Free and Open Source Software conference took place on September 29- October 1, 2017 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2410 Ohio LinuxFest 2017 is a Free and Open Source Software convention in Columbus, Ohio, and presents a variety of talks over the entire weekend. In this episode I tell you about my own personal experience at Ohio LinuxFest this year. Links: https://ohiolinux.org/ https://sfconservancy.org/ https://start.fedoraproject.org/ http://www.sip.us/...
Topics: OLF 2017, Open Source, Free Software, Conference
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Oct 26, 2017 lostnbronx
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Summary: Lostnbronx offers his thoughts concerning Klaatu's recent episodes about RPG's. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2409 I started with tabletop role-playing games just about forty years ago. Klaatu recently did a two-part episode on the merits of RPG's, and it prompted some thoughts. KLAATU'S RPG EPISODES: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2381 http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2390
Topics: rpg, role-playing game, pc, gaming, klaatu, lostnbronx
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Oct 25, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: Six of my favourite podcasts, as of October 2017. Series: Podcast recommendations Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2408 3 Guys 3 Questions http://3g3q.co/ Humour. Three guys take turns asking a question, which they each answer in turn. A Klingon Word from the Word http://www.klingonword.org/ Christianity, Sci-Fi. A Bible verse is read in Klingon, then in English. Cool Tools http://kk.org/cooltools/category/podcast-2 Technology. Always a guest from the tech field or the...
Topics: podcasts, tech, maker, Christianity, science fiction, Klingon, humour, history
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Oct 24, 2017 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill talks about flashing firmware to a Atmega328p chip to get a Transistor Tester Kit working. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2407 A follow up to “The Lost Episode”. Flashing the blank Atmega328p chip to get bring a nonworking Transistor Tester Kit to life. There are a lot of these kits out there. Different shapes, colors, and capabilities. In my case the kit was called a: 2578AY-AT. The firmware for this particular kit is: mega328_color_kit . Pics for the...
Topics: Electronics, kit, tester, AVR programmer, transistor
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Oct 23, 2017 Shane Shennan
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Summary: This was my experience learning how to put the ends onto CAT6 cable. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2406 This is the graphic that I used to learn how to feed the wires correctly into the plastic end piece in the right order:
Topics: CAT6, learning, DIY
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Oct 20, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a short show about my first thoughts of the Nokia 6 Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2405 The Nokia 6 is a mid range phone with the following specifications: 5.5-inch 1080p screen Snapdragon 430 chip set CPU - Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 GPU - Adreno 505 3GB of RAM Dual 4G SIM capable (All UK networks) 32Gig internal storage expansion with SD card up to 128Gig 16MP and 8MP cameras Fingerprint scanner 3.5mm Headphone Jack All metal...
Topics: Android, Nokia 6, Phones, New Kit
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Oct 19, 2017 TheDUDE
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Summary: A showcase of Open Source games, Starting with the revived MMORPG Meridian59 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2404 Check out the game Edited 2017-10-11T16:59:43Z (Wednesday) ken Meridian 59 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Meridian 59 is known as the first 3D graphical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and stands as one of the longest running original online role-playing games. Developed by Archetype Interactive, the team included John Hanke...
Topics: Gaming, Open Source
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Oct 18, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Two guys try to answer Ken's questions about ham radio. Series: HAM radio, QSK Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2403 This is the 3rd in the Amateur Radio Round Table series. Participants in this episode are: Steve, KD0IJP Michael, DL4MGM Ken, N0CALL Russ, K5TUX No agenda items had been set before recording, so we spent our time answering Ken's questions and allowing the discussion to proceed naturally. Some of the topics of conversation included: What the licensing exams...
Topics: ham radio, amateur radio, radio, antenna, rf, modulation
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Oct 17, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about a card game he designed Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2402 Klaatu talks about a card game that he designed and is currently Kickstarting. Hear all about the exciting game play in this episode! It's a neato fantasy battle game, and is Creative Commons and open source. He hopes to finance, specifically, the artwork, which is being done by artist Nikolai Mamashev on Linux with Krita. If you want to contribute, go to...
Topics: game, gaming, tabletop, rpg
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Oct 16, 2017 TheDUDE
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Summary: A show on music theory, and figuring out what viewers on hear actually want with a music theory show Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2401 Yeah just want feedback on what to do with a music theory show, since I see it was on the requested lists and no one was really doing it that I've seen.
Topics: Music, Music Theory
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Oct 13, 2017 thelovebug
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Summary: In this episode, Dave records an episode across his entire commute into work. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2400 In this episode, Dave records an episode across his entire commute into work. thelovebug's Anchor station hpr2377 :: A Rambling Drive Into Work by MrX Hacker Public Radio episodes by me so far: hpr1890 :: A short walk with my son on 2015-10-30 hpr2117 :: What's in my bag for Podcrawl? on 2016-09-13 How am I recording I'm recording this episode, in my car,...
Topics: commute, car, cars, driving, podcasting, equipment, podcasting equipment, anchor, anchor.fm, the...
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Oct 12, 2017 dodddummy
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Summary: Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2399 Using Super Glue to create Landmarks on Keyboards
Topics: keyboard, function key, laptop keyboard
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Oct 11, 2017 operat0r
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Summary: I'll go over my AutoHotkey script I used to give free money in GTA (dropping) Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2398 https://rmccurdy.com/scripts/videos/rmccurdy_com/AutoHotkey_AHK_GTA_GTA5_MONEY_FREE_DROP_SCRIPT.mp4 https://rmccurdy.com/scripts/videos/rmccurdy_com/AutoHotkey_AHK_GTA_GTA5_MONEY_FREE_DROP_SCRIPT.txt
Topics: GTA5, hacking, macros, autohotkey
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Oct 10, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: An introduction to an astronomy podcast that you might like Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2397 The Urban Astronomer I'm interested in Astronomy and listen to a number of Astronomy podcasts. I have listed a few of these in the past when doing HPR shows about the podcast feeds I subscribe to (shows 1516 , 1518 and 2339 ). One of the recent additions to my podcast list that I have been listening to this year is called "The Urban Astronomer", which has a website...
Topics: astronomy, podcast
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Oct 9, 2017 lostnbronx
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Summary: Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about the state of independent art. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2396 Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about the state of independent art.
Topics: art, independent art, media, marketing
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Oct 6, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: What did Obamacare do? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2395 In previous episodes we set the stage by examining insurance, the marketplace, competing interests, tradeoffs, and costs. With that we can now understand what Obamacare attempted to do and give a tentative evaluation of the legislation and its effects. Links: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Research/ActuarialStudies/downloads/MedicaidReport2010.pdf...
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace, Obamacare
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Oct 5, 2017 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill talks about building an inexpensive transistor tester... a year after the fact. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2394 NYbill puts up a ‘Lost Episode’ recorded in October, 2016. A comment for Ep. 2369 asking if I have ever built one of the many Transistor Kits available jogged my memory. I still had the recording so, I’ll just throw it up. I’m not sure how many pics I can find for the episode. I’ll put up what I can. And just for Mike Ray, I’ll leave in...
Topics: Electronics, kits, testers
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Oct 4, 2017 Xoke
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Summary: Xoke talks about how he uses PWGen to set people's passwords at work Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2393 Download PWGen here Download the 5 letter word list here
Topics: Security, Passwords
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Summary: A short podcast about various things mostly OggCamp Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2392 A short show about the weather in Texas and Germany, Oggcamp 2017 and my Server room. I have been having trouble with my Raspberry Pi collection being too large and new in the box.
Topic: OggCamp
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Oct 2, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in September 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2391 New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2370 Fri 2017-09-01 Who is HortonWorks? JWP 2371 Mon 2017-09-04 HPR Community News for August 2017 HPR Volunteers 2372 Tue 2017-09-05 Docbook klaatu 2373 Wed 2017-09-06 PCGen klaatu 2374 Thu 2017-09-07 How to Make Sauerkraut Tony Hughes AKA...
Topic: Community News
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Sep 29, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu compares PC and tabletop gaming Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2390 In a counterpoint to episode 2381, Klaatu talks about how PC gaming compares to tabletop gaming.
Topics: game, gaming, tabletop, rpg, pc gaming
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Sep 28, 2017 b-yeezi
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Summary: In this episode, I talk about my experiences in learning to be a good learner Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2389 Thoughts on Lifetime Learning For some of my other thoughts on this topic, consider reading this blog post .
Topics: learning, self-improvement
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Sep 27, 2017 Windigo
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Summary: Another couple of interesting packages from the Debian repos Series: Apt Spelunking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2388 It's another exciting episode of Apt Spelunking! The fourth installation, which covers the following packages: dunst - Lightweight notification daemon Dunst is a lightweight, customizeable desktop notification daemon. Similar to Ubuntu's notify-osd, it displays passive notifications with very minimal resources. It has customizeable keystrokes, and its...
Topics: recommendations, software, repositories
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Sep 26, 2017 Frank Bell
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Summary: Frank discusses his life-long love for free weights Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2387 Frank discusses his long experience with trying not to get fat by using free weights and a bicycle. Free weights are, without question, the geekiest form of exercise, having a versatility and flexibility unmatched by any alternative. Here are some sample programs: Warm Up adapted from the Royal Canadian Air Force Exercises Sample Programs: Procedure: 3 sets × 8 reps, increasing to...
Topics: exercise, free weights, physical fitness
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Sep 25, 2017 clacke
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Summary: ... in which I'm reading Where Tcl and Tk went wrong, by David N Welton, posted on 2010-03-30 Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2386 Tcl is an interesting language that does many things "wrong", especially if you're coming from a LISP perspective, and especially-especially if you're coming from a Scheme perspective. Examples are all over the C2 wiki, but probably DynamicStringsVsFunctional is the epicenter. It also forms an important part of modern Scheme...
Topics: tcl, tk, history, languages, community
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Sep 22, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: What are the cost pressures in healthcare? Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2385 The big driver to changing the healthcare system in the U.S. was the inexorable rise in healthcare costs. These costs kept rising for a number of reasons, which we look at at in this episode. Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baumol%27s_cost_disease https://www.cnet.com/news/robots-for-cancer-diagnosis-biopsy-lack-the-human-touch/?ftag=CAD090e536&bhid=20535501410714773631202074326606...
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace, Healthcare Costs
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Sep 21, 2017 Andrew Conway
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Summary: Beni comes to Scotland and talks to Andrew about Slackware 14.2, a year after release. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2384 Beni aka @Navigium visited Andrew aka @mcnalu in Scotland as part of a cycling tour and they decided to record a follow up to their previous HPR show on Slackware to mark the release of Slackware 14.2, or rather the first anniversary of its release. Some points and links mentioned are: Arch is for fruitflies, Slackware for elephants? Destroying a...
Topics: linux, slackware, scotland, bicycles
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Sep 20, 2017 Steve Saner
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Summary: I describe the equipment that I have an use in my Amateur Radio station. Series: HAM radio, QSK Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2383 What's In My Ham Shack In this episode I am starting what I hope will become a series where Amateur Radio operators talk about what equipment they have and use in their Ham Shacks. Ham Shack Definition A good definition of exactly what a Ham Shack is can be found on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_shack Categories of Ham...
Topics: ham radio, amateur radio, radio, shack, equipment
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Summary: I met Mike Lucas at Kansas Linux Fest 2017 and review a couple of his novels Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2382 A Non Spoilery Review of "git commit murder" and "Forever Falls" by Michael Warren Lucas I met Michael at Kansas Linux Fest 2017 where he was a speaker. Turns out we've probably been walking past each other in the halls at Penguicon the last three years that I have attended. Michael is a BSD guy and one of us. As well as being an open...
Topics: Kansas Linux Fest, book review
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Sep 18, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about the benefits of analogue gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2381 Klaatu talks about the benefits of tabletop gaming over computer gaming.
Topics: game, gaming, rpg
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Sep 15, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a show on installing Pixel on a Pentium 4 Tower PC Series: Hardware upgrades Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2380 Raspbian x86 on an old P4 tower Well I’m back again, as I said in the show I did about Raspbian x86 on the Lenovo x61s, I was interested to see how the OS would perform on what I now class as very old hardware in the form of a Pentium 4 tower. We have a spare tower at the Makerspace which gets used to test low resource operating systems to see if...
Topics: Linux, Raspbian x86, Pentium4 hardware.
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Sep 14, 2017 Jezra
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Summary: a bunch of waffling on about email and text message sending from the command line Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2379 Notes? We don't need no stinking notes! Edited 2017-09-08 by Ken I beg to differ :). This show was recorded on Audacity using a Logitech headset. In episode hpr1892 :: my chicken coop jezra went to great lengths to protect his chickens. His system based on a BeagleBone Black ensures the door opens and closes only during the day. In this show jezra...
Topics: command line, mail, SMS
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Sep 13, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about why Docbook is the greatest Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2378 What's so great about Docbook, any way? Glad you asked.
Topics: xml, docbook, writing
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Sep 12, 2017 MrX
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Summary: An attempt at making a show on the way into work Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2377 Please excuse the audio quality in the episode & feel free to skip if it's too painful on the ears. In the episode, I mainly talk about my two most recent cars as I couldn’t think of anything else to talk about off the cuff. This is the dictation device I used This is similar to my previous Ford Focus This is similar to my current Ford Focus
Topics: car, drive, podcast, audio
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Sep 11, 2017 deepgeek
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Summary: Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about iconless culture Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2376 Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about cultural iconography.
Topics: culture, cultural icon
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Sep 8, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: We look at the marketplace and see how everyone's interests clash Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2375 The Health Care Marketplace in the U.S. has 6 major partipants: Doctors, Hospitals, Insurance Companies, Employers, Government, and Individuals. Each of them has interests and incentives, and they tend to clash. How we resolve those competing interests has consequences for the systems we create. Links: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/2013_Brochure_409310_7.pdf...
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace
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Sep 7, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a short show on making Sauerkraut Series: Cooking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2374 First off I have to admit to being a bit of a foodie and I love Sauerkraut but getting naturally fermented sauerkraut here in the UK in my experience impossible and if you can it tends to be expensive. So I went and had a look on YouTube for some instructions on how to do it, and my first efforts worked well. I’ve just made another batch and took pictures as I was doing it....
Topics: Cooking, Fermenting, Food preserving
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Sep 6, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Klaatu talks about a PC generator Series: Tabletop Gaming Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2373 Building characters for your next exciting tabletop RPG session? Use PCGen, and here's how!
Topics: RPG, character, character generator
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Sep 5, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: How to Docbook Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2372 Forsake markdown now! Klaatu walks you through writing in Docbook, processing and rendering output.
Topics: xml, docbook, writing
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Sep 4, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: HPR Volunteers talk about shows released and comments posted in August 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2371 New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2347 Tue 2017-08-01 An Intro to Apache Hadoop JWP 2348 Wed 2017-08-02 Vim Hints 005 Dave Morriss 2349 Thu 2017-08-03 Customizing my bash prompt Windigo 2350 Fri 2017-08-04 Ahuka Insurance - Understanding The Marketplace Ahuka 2351 Mon 2017-08-07...
Topic: Community News
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Sep 1, 2017 JWP
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Summary: And what they do with Hadoop. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2370 Just a quick show about Hortonworks and what they do. They are the biggest contributor to the Apache Hadoop project. https://hortonworks.com/
Topics: Apache Hadoop, Hadoop
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Aug 31, 2017 NYbill
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Summary: NYbill does a quick review of two more inexpensive multimeters Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2369 Listen to more things clicking and beeping! NYbill does a quick review of two more inexpensive multimeters, ANENG models AN8002 and AN8008. Bonus noises! I recorded next to an open window on a gusty day. Oops… AN8002: https://www.banggood.com/ANENG-AN8002-Digital-Ture-RMS-Multimeter-ACDC-Current-Voltage-Frequency-Resistance-Temp-Tester-p-1145700.html?rmmds=search...
Topics: Electronics, Multimeter, Review
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Aug 30, 2017 mirwi
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Summary: Short, somewhat rhyming, thoughts provoked by an emptying show queue. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2368 Just some rambling about HPR and that you should record a show!
Topics: poetry, low queu
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Aug 29, 2017 MrX
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Summary: In this episode I describe the process I use to create and post a show to HPR. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2367 Below are my original rough show notes I used to guide me along my rambling path of describing how I record a show How I record a podcast Start recording the show go through setting up recording level & adjusting my microphone, then do my usual introduction at the beginning. How I record and post a show First talk about folder structure Write show...
Topics: HPR, recording, audacity
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Aug 28, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is a show on making Bramble Jelly Series: Cooking Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2366 How to make Jam/Jelly Hi again HPR listeners, its the time of the year when I turn my hand to foraging and making Jelly from the local wild brambles. The season has started early here in the UK so I’ve already produced over 60 jars of bramble jelly this year with more to come. Thankfully I have people who donate old jam jars for reuse during the year which I store for this very...
Topics: Cooking, Jam, Jelly
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Summary: One person's quest to get a decent internet connection when the big corporations aren't interested. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2365 In the UK there is a lot of competition in the telecoms business but, in reality, most of the players rely on infrastructure owned and operated by one company - BT. Urban customers benefit greatly from this competition and probably have the cheapest telecom services in Europe as a result. The emphasis of the providers is,...
Topics: Internet, ISP, BT, Wireless Networking, Infrastructure, rural
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Aug 24, 2017 Frank Bell
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Summary: Frank discusses AirDroid, an app for managing Your Android via a browser. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2364 Frank Bell talks about the Android app, AirDroid, a utility for managing your Android phone via your browser. You can use it to transfer files back and forth between your phone and a computer, edit your contacts, control your camera, and much more. Website: https://www.airdroid.com/ Some screenshots: AirDroid "Accept Connection" Screen: "AirDroid...
Topics: Android, phones, file transfer
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Aug 23, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: I don't watch any TV so I don't need a licence, but cancelling it is unexpectedly difficult Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2363 Cancelling my TV licence I get a letter In July 2017 I received a letter from the TV Licensing organisation telling me they'd be taking £147 from my account on the 1st of August. I had set up a " Direct Debit " arrangement with my bank many years before which allowed them to do this, and had forgotten all about it. When my kids were...
Topics: TV, television, licence
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Aug 22, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: This is another distro review show Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2362 This show is about putting the new Raspbian image onto one of the Lenovo x61s laptops that I have previously talked about. These laptops do not have a DVD drive so normally I would create a boot flash drive using USB image writer in Linux Mint, but I had received a DVD of Raspbian with the MagPi magazine so I connected a portable USB DVD drive that I have and used the disc to install to the laptop....
Topics: Raspbian, X86, Lenovo
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Aug 21, 2017 klaatu
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Summary: Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about exercise. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2361 Deepgeek, Lostnbronx, and Klaatu talk about exercise.
Topic: Information Underground
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Aug 18, 2017 Ahuka
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Summary: Financing health care means choices to be made Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2360 Health care is a service, and like all services it needs to be paid for one way or another. This means making choices, and there are consequences and implications to whichever choice you make. But there is no free lunch, you have to pay. Links: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/dsh.html...
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace
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Aug 17, 2017 operat0r
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Summary: I go over some of my pain and love for Android over the years Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2359 http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html https://forum.xda-developers.com https://www.bignox.com/
Topics: Android, phone
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Aug 16, 2017 Various Hosts
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Summary: Two of us trying to explain stuff mostly off the cuffs. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2358 This time only the two of us: Steve, KD0IJP Michael, DL4MGM A lot of off the cuff technical explanation. Starting from the comment by David Whitman to the last round table, we talk about frequency, wave length, propagation velocity and their relations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavelength . Approximate wave length values are commonly used to reference to entire...
Topics: amateur radio, modulation, AM, FM, SSB, doppler, satellite
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Aug 15, 2017 operat0r
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Summary: I talk about my current setup for AirSoft and how we should all have hobbies! Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2357 http://airsoftjunkiez.com get off the computer !
Topic: airsoft
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Aug 14, 2017 Ken Fallon
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Summary: Ken walks us through a script to secure the base Rasbian Pixel image Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2356 In this post I will show you how to take a default Raspbian Image and safely enable ssh by allowing remote access only with authorized keys. Recently, and correctly, the official Rasbian Pixel distribution disabled ssh with the note that from now on SSH will be disabled by default on our images. To understand why this is a good thing please read A security update...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, ssh
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Aug 11, 2017 operat0r
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Summary: I go over my current Wii and WiiU setup Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2355 https://wiiu.guide/ A complete guide to Wii U custom firmware, from stock to Coldboot Haxchi.
Topics: wii, wiiu, console hacking
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Aug 10, 2017 Jon Kulp
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Summary: A recording of the night sounds outside Tullahoma, Tennessee Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2354 Upon arriving at my parents' house tonight, I was struck anew by the incredible sounds of wildlife where they live in the woods. I decided to record and share with the HPR audience.
Topics: nature, insects, wildlife
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Aug 9, 2017 Epicanis
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Summary: A surprisingly short geeky episode about connecting a temperature sensor to a Raspberry Pi Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2353 Sorry this is such a short episode. I don't know what came over me, I was just listening to Mr.X talking about doing something with Python in Hacker Public Radio episode 2340, and for some reason I just felt a compulsion to record some kind of episode myself. It was so strange. I'm way behind on my Hacker Public Radio contribution duties...
Topics: Raspberry Pi, Shell, Zabbix, Monitoring, Temperature, DS18B20, Sensors, Linux
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Aug 8, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2352 Hi Tony Hughes here with the 5th and final show of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview is with Diane from Melt 3D printing https://www.melt-3d.co.uk/ The second interview was with Michael from Electric Flapjack Guitars...
Topics: Interviews, Making
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Aug 7, 2017 HPR Volunteers
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Summary: Murphy is strong but Ken struggles on talking about shows released and comments posted in July 2017 Series: HPR Community News Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2351 New hosts Welcome to our new host: Ironic Sodium . Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 2326 Mon 2017-07-03 HPR Community News for June 2017 HPR Volunteers 2327 Tue 2017-07-04 A Texan's view on Why only a Native Born person can be President JWP 2328 Wed 2017-07-05 Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Handset part 8 MrX...
Topic: Community News
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Summary: How the Health Insurance Market works in the U.S Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2350 In the U.S., health care, like most things, is driven by a private marketplace. We take a look at the principles that govern this marketplace in this episode. Links: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114045132 http://www.palain.com/?page_id=293
Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Insurance Marketplace
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Aug 3, 2017 Windigo
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Summary: A detailed look into how, and why, to customize a bash prompt. Series: Bash Scripting Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2349 Basic bash prompt information Variables and files .bashrc : the RC file where all of this stuff can be set PS1 : main prompt variable PS2 : continuation prompt PROMPT_COMMAND : a bash function name, run every time prompt is displayed Colors Uses escape sequences There are problems with prompts and escape sequences Multiple escaping String...
Topics: bash, command line, configuration, terminal
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Aug 2, 2017 Dave Morriss
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Summary: Hints and Tips for Vim users - part 5 Series: Vim Hints Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2348 Vim Hints 005 Vim Hints is back! Oops! Where did half of 2015, all of 2016 and the first half of 2017 go? Well, life got in the way, plus motivation dwindled somewhat. This series is very demanding - the sed series was a walk in the park compared to tackling the continental-scale landscape of Vim! Still, the original goal was to try and introduce the really useful features of...
Topics: vim, editor, movement, copy, paste, text object, configuration, .vimrc
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Aug 1, 2017 JWP
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Summary: Just a pretty boring summary of what Hadoop is and how it works. Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2347 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Hadoop The link above is primary info source. http://hadoop.apache.org/ has all the learning docs.
Topics: Hadoop, big data, MapReduce, cluster, HDFS
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Jul 31, 2017 Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212
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Summary: A short series of interviews done at the Liverpool Makefest 2017 Series: Interviews Source: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2346 Hi Tony Hughes here with the 4th show of some short interviews I did during the Liverpool Makefest held on the 24th June 2017 at Liverpool Central Library. https://lpoolmakefest.org/ The first interview is with Hillary Harper one of the Makefest Crew The second interview was with Gemma from Patten Craft...
Topics: Interviews, Making